Judges at the International Criminal Court have chosen not to refer South Africa to the Assembly of States Parties or the UN Security Council for failing to arrest Sudanese President Omar al Bashir during his visit to Johannesburg in June 2015.
Although the judges found that South Africa had failed to comply with its obligations under the Rome Statute by not executing the Court’s request for the arrest of Al-Bashir and surrendering him to the Court, they argued that punishing it would not foster cooperation.
The full decision can be read here: https://www.icc-cpi.int/CourtRecords/CR2017_04402.PDF
Would this money be part of the Sh6 billion set aside for the Internally Displaced Persons integrated into various communities at the time of the conflict in Kenya? If the answer is in the affirmative, the President’s action would not only be a violation of a High Court order, but it would also seem to be using the money as a bribe to voters ahead of the August 8 elections.
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